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Faraday recalls electric bicycles

The seat post can break, posing a fall hazard

Photo source: CPSC
Faraday Bicycles of Santa Cruz, Calif., is recalling about 4,450 Faraday electric Porteur, Porteur S, Cortland and Cortland S bicycles.

The bike's seat post can break, posing a fall hazard to the rider.

The firm has received nine reports of incidents involving the seat post breaking including one minor injury.

This recall involves seat posts for four Faraday bicycle models: Porteur, Porteur S, Cortland, Cortland S. The words “HL” or “Zoom” are engraved on the seat post.

The bikes were sold in various colors including Classic White, British Racing Green, Tungsten, Slate Gray, Midnight Run, Stingray Blue, Seafoam and Coral.

The bicycles, manufactured in Taiwan, were sold at specialty bicycle retailers nationwide or directly to consumers by Faraday from March 2015, through March 2019, for between $2,500 and $3,50

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bikes and contact Faraday for information on how to receive a free seat post replacement and free installation at a specialty bicycle retailer. Faraday is contacting all known purchasers directly.

Consumers should not replace the seat post themselves, but take their recalled bicycles to a specialty bicycle retailer for proper placement and fit of the replacement seat post.

Consumers may contact Faraday Bicycles toll-free at (888) 770-7085 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. (CT) Monday through Friday, by email at seatpostrecall@faradaybikes.com or online at www.faradaybikes.com or www.recallrtr.com/faradayseatpost and click on “Seat Post Recall” at the top of the page for more information.

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